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Oktoberfest Giveaway from MilliGFunk

Germans work hard, but they also know how to relax and have a good time. That’s evidenced by the huge number of festivals, or “fests,” held throughout the year all across the country in Germany. It seems like as soon as one fest season ends, it’s time for a new … Continue reading

New Year’s Eve in Germany

New Year's Eve in Germany

German Sylvester coincides with New Year’s Eve, and many people use the names interchangeably. Actually, though, Sylvester is a feast day remembering the death of Pope Sylvester I whose papacy lasted from January 314 to his death in 335. When the Gregorian calendar was adopted in 1582, Saint Sylvester’s Day aligned … Continue reading

How To Not Enrage a German Beer Maid

How Not to Enrage a German Beer Maid

The answer to your first question is: beer coasters. The answer to the rest of your questions are in this post. We took our friends Miss A. and the Herr Doctor M. everywhere we could during their all-too-short August visit, including several great breweries and biergartens. It was during this … Continue reading

Wolfstein Castle Ruins

Wolfstein Castle Ruins in Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz

  Not too far from Hohenfels in the town of Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz (upper Palentinate) is a haunting old castle ruins called Burgruine Wolfstein. According to my internet research (which we’ll take for what it’s worth), the castle was the seat of one of the most important noble families … Continue reading

A Pumpkin With My Name On It

Pumpkin with My Name On It

Alone and upside down in the middle of a muddy pumpkin patch sat a generally unremarkable little guy. He wasn’t that big, and he wasn’t that beautiful. His stem wasn’t visible from a distance, and his bottom (which faced upward) looked a little brownish and plain. Plain, that is, except for something most people … Continue reading

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